Comments on: Coaly smoke! Green ire over huge India coal plant http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/11/coaly-smoke-green-ire-over-huge-india-coal-plant/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Gonzalo http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/11/coaly-smoke-green-ire-over-huge-india-coal-plant/comment-page-1/#comment-334649 Fri, 18 Apr 2008 10:08:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/11/coaly-smoke-green-ire-over-huge-india-coal-plant/#comment-334649 Dear Sirs,

Just take a look at this:

www.nrel.gov/analysis/forum/pdfs/2003/su mmary_03.pdf

http://commonhorizon.blogspot.com/

Thanks,

Gonzalo

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By: Paolo http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/11/coaly-smoke-green-ire-over-huge-india-coal-plant/comment-page-1/#comment-334522 Sun, 13 Apr 2008 17:16:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/11/coaly-smoke-green-ire-over-huge-india-coal-plant/#comment-334522 It’s amazing when these structures are built. I always feel they are destined, eventually, for ruination. Here’s something interesting on what happens once such buildings fall out of use: http://gentrystyle.com/category/architec ture/

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By: Permaculture South Africa http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/11/coaly-smoke-green-ire-over-huge-india-coal-plant/comment-page-1/#comment-334520 Sun, 13 Apr 2008 16:08:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/11/coaly-smoke-green-ire-over-huge-india-coal-plant/#comment-334520 Aaargh! The world bank should be financing sustainable projects that won’t pollute the atmosphere!

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By: Dinesh http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/11/coaly-smoke-green-ire-over-huge-india-coal-plant/comment-page-1/#comment-334487 Sat, 12 Apr 2008 11:52:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/11/coaly-smoke-green-ire-over-huge-india-coal-plant/#comment-334487 I am myself a strong votary of green power. Indian economy today requires large capacity addition in power generation which cannot come from green technologies at competetive prices. Mudra UMPP is the type of project that can generate power from coal with least emissions. IFC has been wise in supporting this project since, by doing so, it has encouraged efficiency.

Let us also note that India has a serious plan of developing clean energy projects with the target of generating 10% of its total energy requirements from green sources by 2012.

Going clean on energy is a step by step process. Rome was not built in a day.

Every country, be it developed or developing has to do their bit. The Mundra UMPP is also doing its bit by adopting the most efficient technology.

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By: Ollie in South Africa http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/11/coaly-smoke-green-ire-over-huge-india-coal-plant/comment-page-1/#comment-334486 Sat, 12 Apr 2008 10:19:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/11/coaly-smoke-green-ire-over-huge-india-coal-plant/#comment-334486 Nobody disputes that Indians need electricity. South Africa experiences an energy crisis too. I think the point made is that the generation of “clean” energy (which would not polute the evironment) should receive the utmost attention AT ALL COSTS. We have not even begun to tap the sun, the waves, the tides, the winds…

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By: Swapna Vora http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/11/coaly-smoke-green-ire-over-huge-india-coal-plant/comment-page-1/#comment-334481 Fri, 11 Apr 2008 18:33:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/11/coaly-smoke-green-ire-over-huge-india-coal-plant/#comment-334481 There are other efficient ways to get power and keep it pollution free. Your brother and mine must get electricity but it need not be at the cost of polluting our world. Clean, efficient techniques are available right now. I am tired of hearing Indian businesses whine it is a poor country whenever the topic of pollution arises. I do not want to see Indians (or anyone)with choked lungs and other diseases or malformation simply because we refused to use the best available technology. It is time we started planning for the next 200 years rather than just for today.

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By: Rakesh http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/11/coaly-smoke-green-ire-over-huge-india-coal-plant/comment-page-1/#comment-334480 Fri, 11 Apr 2008 14:55:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/11/coaly-smoke-green-ire-over-huge-india-coal-plant/#comment-334480 Does Greens want millions Indians should suffer because of no elecricity. My brother can’t run his computer training center because in Maharashtra’s small towns electricity is not available during day time. It is known that average Indian create 20 times less carbon emission than developed world citizen. Instead of stopping India from development if Greens could stop 2 hrs elecricity use by developed countries citizen it will have more impact. In india we leave without elecricity for 8 hrs daily on average so 2 hrs cut will not be bad for developed countries.

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By: Raakshas http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/11/coaly-smoke-green-ire-over-huge-india-coal-plant/comment-page-1/#comment-334478 Fri, 11 Apr 2008 14:19:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/04/11/coaly-smoke-green-ire-over-huge-india-coal-plant/#comment-334478 Will the environmentalists provide constant power supply and running water (without which westerners live) to millions of Indians? Doesn’t it concern them that millions of Indian children cannot learn at night, because there’s no electricity?

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